I am an Austin-based multiple media visual artist and color-lover. As a predominantly self-taught artist, my practice is always evolving. I primarily work in oil and acrylic painting, alcohol ink, and often dabble with printmaking, resin jewelry, paper craft, and more in my relentless quest for self-expression.
I was born and raised in Chicago, IL, where I took some adult painting classes at the Art Institute of Chicago after completing my BS in Advertising in and MBA in International Business at the University of Illinois in 2010. To explore my love of scuba diving and oceanic sunsets, I moved to Miami, FL in 2016 where I launched my own artistic clothing line of oceanic athletic and lounge wear. I moved to Austin, TX in 2018 and became immersed in the incredible art scene.
I've been featured in multiple exhibits at Van Der Plas Gallery in NYC 2018-present, in the East Austin Studio Tour 2019, the Mexic-Arte Museum in Dec 2019, the Austin PrintExpo 2020, and the "Urban Life" exhibition as a member of the Chicago Alliance of Visual Artists in 2020.
Concurrent to pursuing my artistic passions, I have 13+ years experience in digital marketing, advertising, sales, and sales training.
I am an voracious traveling painter with a passion for capturing the beauty of our world through my art. The through line of my practice is garnering inspiration from the wild world around us and distilling its energy and natures' vibrations through bold colors.
I am particularly moved by how arresting the colors of an oceanic sunset or sky at dusk can stop you in your tracks with its beauty. I capture landscapes, sunsets, precious moments, abstract ethos, and sea creatures below the ocean's surface in my works, often referencing a photo and taking liberties with color when recreating it essence on canvas or paper.
I'm a lifelong learner with an insatiable passion for creation, and can't wait to see where the next medium, project, or painting takes me. I love doing commissions of all sorts, often capturing special moments from people's most precious vacations and memories.
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